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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 53 km SE of Namie, Japan

Earthquake location 37.1911S, 141.4776WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007bar. Event ids that are associated: us10007bar. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 01:38:00 / November 22, 2016 @ 1:38 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:38:00 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.79 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4776 East, latitude 37.1911 North, depth = 10.79 km.

The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marumori, Nihommatsu, Motomiya. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km SE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4776° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SE of Namie, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-22 01:38:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-22 01:57:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.87 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007bar Id of event.
Event Code 10007bar An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bar, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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